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hello every one

my mother had her mini bypass back in 2014 , she has now developed low Protein and low albumin levels

and the doctor is advising for TPN then revision of the surgery so she can absorb more ,, has any one been going through the same please contact me i need your advise

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I'm sorry she's having this difficulty. Does she have trouble eating enough Protein, or is it that she can't absorb it?

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16 minutes ago, Berry78 said:

I'm sorry she's having this difficulty. Does she have trouble eating enough Protein, or is it that she can't absorb it?

Thank you.. her eating isn't that bad -aside for the sever dumping she has every time- .. her intake is good the problem is that she is not absorbing and she has too much diarrhea .. I'm freaking out a little bit i just need to know if someone went through the same experience

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What your Mom is experiencing isn't common. However, other complications happen fairly regularly that require revisions. So she's not alone in having to have a second procedure.

I think virtually every revision I've heard of has gone wonderfully, and the patient is much happier with the result. We'll keep our fingers crossed that the same will be the case for your Mom.

Try not to freak out. Surgeons handle these types of things all the time, and that's the important thing, right?

[Hugs]

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10 hours ago, Berry78 said:

I'm sorry she's having this difficulty. Does she have trouble eating enough Protein, or is it that she can't absorb it?

4 minutes ago, Berry78 said:

What your Mom is experiencing isn't common. However, other complications happen fairly regularly that require revisions. So she's not alone in having to have a second procedure.

I think virtually every revision I've heard of has gone wonderfully, and the patient is much happier with the result. We'll keep our fingers crossed that the same will be the case for your Mom.

Try not to freak out. Surgeons handle these types of things all the time, and that's the important thing, right?

[Hugs]

True .. i certainly hope so .. thank you so much

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